64 votes

Bill Maher and Iraq vet try to take down Glenn Greenwald, but fail badly


http://youtu.be/7bjRs0q3yZw
‘Bullsh*t!’ Greenwald and Iraq Vet Blow Up on Real Time over Snowden Leaks
by Josh Feldman | 10:53 pm, June 20th, 2014

21 votes

GOP Wonders What The Hell It Will Do About Rand Paul's Foreign Policy

by Sam Stein
06/21/2014 8:00 am EDT

WASHINGTON -- The divisive role that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has played within the Republican Party on matters of foreign policy was amplified on Friday amid ongoing chaos in Iraq.

At a gathering of social conservatives in Washington, D.C., Paul’s call for more measured U.S. engagement -- if not outright restraint -- was criticized by fellow attendees, including a potential rival for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

14 votes

Crapcan LED Bulbs!

I've been trying to save a bit of money on electricity so I've tried many of the newer LED bulbs. Before the LED's I tried the CFL's and found they are lacking in life span. They try to say you can get 5 years out of a CFL but I've found them to last closer to 1 year (and I've bought at least 100 of these over the past 5 years). This last year I started buying the LED bulbs that screw into a standard socket and look like (sorta) a standard light bulb. Of course it's hard to get one powerful enough to replace a 100w bulb.

18 votes

Nirvana bassist speaks to Reason

Krist Novoselic’s Alternative Politics
The Nirvana bassist on voting, farming, anarchism, heroin, and Kurt Cobain. (& Ron Paul)

http://reason.com/archives/2014/06/19/krist-novoselics-alter...
Nick Gillespie from the August/September 2014 issue

5 votes

Why? US Disability Beneficiaries Now Exceed 11 Million

By John Merline, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
June, 2014

The number of Americans now on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program topped 11 million in May, a record high and an increase of 18% since January 2009, according to new data from the Social Security Administration, furthering a trend that will have severe economic and budget consequences.

More than 5.2 million workers have enrolled since President Obama took office, and enrollment is climbing faster under Obama than at any other time in the program's history.

An average 81,000 workers joined the Social Security disability program each month during Obama's years. Under President Bush, monthly enrollment averaged 66,000, and the overall average since 1975 is 52,000.

57 votes

Can't do your taxes because the dog ate your hard drive? If Congressman Stockman's bill passes, you won't have to worry!

Congressman Stockman introduces bill to grant taxpayers same excuse as IRS

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014– Can’t do your taxes because the dog ate your hard drive? No problem! According to a press release from Congressman Steve Stockman (R- Texas), taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under new legislation he introduced a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators.

14 votes

The Man Who Gave Up Sex For Golf

The Man Who Gave Up Sex For Golf

A golfer is in a competitive match with a
friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes.

"Boy, I'd give anything to sink this putt,"the golfer mumbles to himself.

Just then, a stranger walks up beside
him and whispers, "Would you b, willing to give up one-fourth of your sex life?"

Thinking the man is crazy and his answer will be meaningless, the golfer also feels that maybe this is a good omen, so he says, "Sure," and sinks the putt.

Two holes later, he mumbles to
himself again, "Gee, I sure would
like to get an eagle on this one."

26 votes

We have always known our “leaders” were scoundrels. But the Internet has thrown back the curtains. And we're pissed.

What is happening is the middle class in the USA and around the world is now more informed than it ever has been. The Internet has thrown back the curtains. Data is readily available for those who wish to find it. We have since the earliest days known that our “leaders” were scoundrels. But now we can see their lizard like ways first hand, in real time, and without official press interpreters. And we’re pissed.

11 votes

White House Calls IRS Investigation a "Conspiracy Theory" (w/Video)

Whitehouse Press Secretary Josh Earnest:


http://youtu.be/sr1ONPZFS9g

"....that has done nothing to substantiate false Republican claims of a broader political conspiracy,” Earnest said. “So I don’t know if you’re floating another conspiracy or if this is a request from Republicans who are floating a conspiracy or what exactly the suggestion is. But the fact of the matter is we’ve cooperated extensively, and despite that cooperation, you know, we’ve seen continued allegations of Republican conspiracy theories that just never pan out.”

24 votes

Bill Still - Minute Memo #6 - IRS Keeps Hard Copies of Emails


http://youtu.be/hufYs2C-_9U

http://youtu.be/hufYs2C-_9U

Could be trouble ahead for the IRS email scandal. Turns out paper copies of all emails are required to be sent to the National Archives.

http://www.irs.gov/irm/part1/irm_01-015-006.html#d0e438

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